What’s hot?We know that flavour is the number one purchase driver, so full-on flavours are of absolute paramount importance for the future growth of the category. Other research tells us that one in five consumers are looking for healthier choices when they seek out tasty snacks during the course of the day, so having more products that hit that magical under-100 calorie mark are key. What’s not?Although sharing is a critical segment within the category, and larger sharing packs lend themselves perfectly to the big night in occasion or the barbecue occasion, they don’t help consumers manage portion size and control what they consume. That’s why we believe that multipacks will play an increasingly important role in the future as they allow consumers to get the taste and flavour hit they crave but in a manageable portion size.What’s next?Genuine sustainable innovation, not copycat products, are the lifeblood of our future category growth and when these products are launched they must tap on-trend flavour partitions, such as spicy or Mexican, which is where the growth is right now. We also believe that over the next three years we will continue to see more and more healthier products coming into the marketplace.What’s new? Four new Mexican-inspired crisps Beef Barbacoa & Dill Pickle Square TortillasBrand: Manomasa RSP: £1.99Launching into Asda stores this summer, these square chips feature the flavours of beef barbacoa, a traditional slow-cooked Mexican dish, alongside dill pickle and black beans. Muchos Brand: McCoy’sRSP: £1.99/180gThese Mexican-style folded tortilla chips hit supermarket shelves last month in three flavours: Smoky Chilli Chicken, Nacho Cheese and Sour Cream & Onion. Each crescent-shaped chip is made from corn, wheat and potato, along with a blend of six spices and kidney beans. Jalapeño & Lime Popped Lotus SeedsBrand: Native Snacks RSP: £1.20/22gThese snacks are made from Indian lotus flower seeds but feature a distinctly Mexican flavour profile. The seeds are dried, popped and roasted with natural ingredients which delivers a “delicious, light and crunchy texture”, according to the brand. They’re available in As Nature Intended and Sourced Market stores as well as on Amazon. Smoked Chipotle & Creme Fraiche SlicesBrand: Kettle RSP: £2.29/100gLaunching this month, these sharing bags combine potato and sweet potato slices with a staple of Mexican cuisine – chipotle chilli.
An artists impression showing the view from the kitchen and balcony in one of the apartments at Vue BroadbeachConstruction of Vue Broadbeach – a $75 million “elliptical-shaped” luxury apartment building – has started.Developer Andrews Projects recently appointed Hutchinson Builders to complete the 25-level high-rise by the end of 2019. An artists impression of the pool deck at Vue BroadbeachOther standout features include its sweeping ocean views, proximity to the beach and low body corporate rates.The development will also be pet-friendly.It will be located just 120 metres from the beach, with floor-to-ceiling glass to take advantage of the natural light and sweeping ocean views. Sales manager Sarah Andrews said Vue Broadbeach was an address to suit a wide range of buyers due to its location, quality finishes and amenities.“The overall design, which is very organic, will provide a real point of difference from the outside, while inside will feature a residents’ lounge, sauna and alfresco barbecue areas,” she said.“The spectacular entrance will use a void in the lobby, giving it a real sense of grandness and space upon arrival and allows for the swimming pool to be located on the second floor to enjoy all-day sun.” Wake up in your room with a viewTwo bedroom plus study apartments (from $735,000) and three bedroom apartments (from $910,000) each have two bathrooms and a car space. Sub-penthouses with three bedrooms, a study, three bathrooms and two car spaces start from $2.25 million.Resident amenities will include a swimming pool, sauna, lounge, barbecue facilities and yoga area. Vue Broadbeach is being constructed at Broadbeach Vue Broadbeach will have 71 apartments over 25 levels once completed, with just four apartments per floor. A two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with one car space starts from $535,000. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago